uShip makes it easy to ship bulky, heavy, or oversized household goods. A few pictures, a quick description of the item(s), and an origin and destination are all you need to complete a free listing in our marketplace.
Take a look at our cost-to-ship household items page for better insight into the shipping costs.
- How to Properly Protect and Package your Fragile and Valuable Items
- The Difference between Freight and Moving Services
- Your insurance coverage options and where to obtain Cargo Insurance.
- How to build the best listing to get your items shipped.
- Your chosen transporter's transport history and customer reputation.
First, you will want to decide whether you will ship your item by freight or through a moving service. Learn more about the difference between freight shipping and traditional moving services, here. Most household items can be shipped using either type of transportation service, so choose the kind that is best for you.
There is more to consider than just getting quotes from cheap movers when it comes to shipping your home goods. Make sure to review your prospective transporter's authority, insurance, transport history. This person will be responsible for making sure your item arrives on time and in good shape, so you want to know you can trust them. uShip provides detailed customer feedback regarding a company's past performance in their Carrier Profile. There you can also review their transport history, insurance coverage and authority. Along with pricing, these are all things you should take into consideration before you book.
Before you ship your household items, you will need to prepare it properly for transport. If you've decided to ship your item via freight services check out our Ultimate Freight Guide for tips on properly preparing your freight shipment. If you're shipping valuables or fragile items, visit our fragile shipping guide for insider tips on How To Properly Package Your Fragile Items.
Moving companies are better prepared for transporting items without any pre-packaging. They can blanket wrap your item and tie it down to avoid damage in transit. If you've opted for "White Glove" service the moving company will take that a step further by wrapping it in bubble wrap or foam and applying edge protectors if needed.
For some of the more common household items that are shipped, we've come up with some handy guides that will help you prepare your furniture for shipping, how to ship boxes correctly, properly preparing major appliances and packing home electronics.